April 25th, 2016
Immediate Release: April 25, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
End Citizens United Endorses Bryan Caforio
Grassroots Organization Committed to Campaign Finance Reform Chooses Caforio
Valencia, Calif. – Today, End Citizens United, the largest grassroots organization committed to overturning the disastrous Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, endorsed Bryan Caforio for congress in California’s 25th Congressional District.
With over 1 million members nationwide, End Citizens United is leading the fight to reform our campaign finance system, and counter the huge amount of unregulated “dark” money that has inundated campaigns since the Supreme Court ruling.
“Bryan Caforio knows we need to end the rigged system in Washington by limiting the amount of money that corporations can spend anonymously to buy our elections,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director for End Citizens United. “We’re proud to support Bryan, and we know he is the best candidate to rein in the unlimited dark money that is corrupting our democracy.”
Caforio has advocated forcefully for greater financial disclosure, limits to campaign spending and the ability for Congress and states to regulate campaign financing.
“We’ve seen the unfortunate effects corporate campaign contributions can have right here in the 25th District. Time and time again, career politicians like Steve Knight choose to ignore the needs of constituents, in order to protect the financial interests of their donors.
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Valencia with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.